Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of pattern.
“Louis Montrose, ''The perfecte paterne of a Poete': The Poetics of Courtship in The Shepheardes Calendar, Texas Sudies in Literature and Language 21 1979: 34-67.”
“So beginning a rough paterne of tounes and of Cities, that aftre ware laboured to more curious finesse.”
“For saie thei, the begynner of thynges visible, wrapped vp bothe heauen and earth at one instant, togither in one paterne, and so a distinction growing on betwixte these meynte bodies, the worlde to haue begon in suche ordre as we see.”
“For the which cause we see commonly, in all ages learned men to be much made of by noble personages, as that rare paterne of learning Aristotle to haue bene greatly honoured of that former renowmed Monarch Alexander: who affirmed openly, that he was more bound to his Master Aristotle, then to king Philip his father, because the one had well framed his minde, the other onely his body.”
“Hee well founde hee received more braverie of minde by the paterne of Achilles, then by hearing the definition of fortitude.”
“Puttenham writes that the poet resembles God “who without any trauell to his diuene imagination, made all the world of nought, nor also by any paterne or mould as the Platonists with their Ideas do phantastically suppose.””
“A Descrip - tion of the Body of Man (1615) endeavored to explain in precisely what sense Man may be called “a Little world, and the paterne and epitome of the whole universe.””
“¶ Héere we sée the paterne of a fortunate prince in all his affaires, as well forren as domesticall, wherein is first to be obserued the order of his education in his tender yéeres, which agreeing well with”
“Manne needeth no better example, or paterne of a common wealthe, to frame hymself, to serue in his state and callyng, then to ponder his owne bodie.”
A booke called the Foundacion of Rhetorike because all other partes of Rhetorike are grounded thereupon, euery parte sette forthe in an Oracion vpon questions, verie profitable to bee knowen and redde
“An historie though dreadfull to hearing as fitter for the Campe then Courte, yet, for the worthinesse of the quarell, not to bee shunned from tendrest eares, for that it spreadeth foorth a victorious paterne of valiant Chiualrie.”
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